Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Disabled veteran Darrell Stack scratches way to awesomeness

Disabled Casper veteran makes artwork on scratchboards
Casper Star-Tribune
August 22, 2018

"When you have chronic pain it never goes away. Anything to take your mind away from it is probably the best medicine there is really." Darrell Stack
In this July 28, 2018 photo, Darrell Stack watches as his scratchboard gallery is installed at Art 321 in Casper, Wyo. Stack is a disabled veteran and his art is a lifelong passion. Scratchboard involves scratching into a black ink coating on a white background to create lighter marks on the surface. The Casper Star-Tribune via AP Josh Galemore
The walls of the Casper gallery began to fill with images of people, animals and other scenes. Each piece was depicted in black and white, with intricate details that stopped some people in their tracks.

"Aren't these awesome?" gallery manager Susie Grant said. "These are scratchboard."

The work belonged to Darrell Stack, a 59-year-old artist and disabled veteran. He helped arrange and hang his first gallery show late last month at Art 321 in downtown Casper. His show will be displayed through August.
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